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Tag Archives: infrastructural

  1. ‘Urgent Need to Strengthen Internet Infrastructure in the Caribbean’ by Gerard Best

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Caribbean, a regional group of computer experts is calling for more to be done to keep critical systems secure, resilient and accessible in the face of mounting threats. The call came from several speakers at the fourth annual technical community forum hosted by the American Registry for […]

    May 26, 2021Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  2. Prime Minister To Participate In Meetings On B.O.S.S.

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will participate in a series of meetings, being hosted by the trade union movement, to sensitize public officers and employees of state-owned enterprises about the Barbados Optional Savings Scheme (BOSS). Public officers and employees of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are invited to the four meetings, which will be held on Tuesday, […]

    June 1, 2020Breaking News, Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. “Where has fight in developing countries gone?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The ease with which developed countries appoint heads of international and multi-national organisations (sometimes in the guise of an election) is not their achievement alone; it is also the fault of developing countries who let them. Appointing heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has traditionally been accepted as the exclusive domain of governments of […]

    August 13, 2016Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  4. CDB launches programme to reform Education Sector in Belize

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) launched yesterday in Belize a programme that will build 35 new schools, benefitting 5,300 students at the pre-primary, primary and secondary education levels. The Belize Education Sector Reform Programme focuses on providing children across the country with equitable access to a quality basic education, with a goal of increasing enrolment […]

    January 31, 2016Education, FeaturedNo comments
  5. FLOW and Ericsson deliver world-class mobile broadband for Caribbean & Latin American region

    Ericsson extended its strategic partnership with FLOW (Cable & Wireless Communications Plc/CWC) to transform the operator’s 3G network and deploy 4G LTE technology. The agreement enables CWC to continue delivering world-class mobile, data and voice consumer experiences to over 6 million Caribbean and Latin American consumers throughout 42 countries. The agreement includes the modernization of […]

    September 21, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  6. IMF meets Kittitian Private Sector & Government

    The recently concluded Growth Forum of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis was an ideal opportunity to deliberate on the importance of the private sector to the local economy in general and, more specifically, the manufacturing sector. These matters include, but were not limited to the following: 1) […]

    September 9, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  7. “Scotland’s Independence: Should the Commonwealth Caribbean care?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    On September 18, the electorate in Scotland will vote in a referendum to decide if Scotland should be independent of the United Kingdom (UK). A vote for independence will have far-reaching implications for both Scotland and what remains of the UK – England, Wales and Northern Ireland. BBC Radio Scotland interviewed me this week in […]

    August 20, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  8. CDB to fund upgrade of Highways and River Defence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    Two major arteries in the road network in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are to be upgraded with a loan of USD9.046 mn from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The Bank’s Board of Directors approved the loan at a meeting on Thursday, July 17, 2014, and it will be used for making the Windward and […]

    July 21, 2014BusinessNo comments
  9. Guyana to strengthen electricity system’s reliability and efficiency with IDB support

    $64.573 million Program to enhance operational efficiency of Guyana Power & Light, improve corporate performance, fund infrastructure investments to reduce overall losses The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved loans totaling approximately $37.6 million and has also secured non-reimbursable investment financing from the European Union totaling approximately $26.9 million to help boost the efficiency and […]

    June 26, 2014TechnologyNo comments
  10. Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) TO INCREASE INVESTMENT IN SERVICES

    Cable & Wireless Communications, the parent company of LIME in the Caribbean, has announced its financial results for the year ending March 31, 2014, and unveiled a new strategy including its plan to invest more than US$1 billion in its fixed and mobile networks over the next three years. The new strategy will target top-line […]

    May 24, 2014TechnologyNo comments
  11. Moody’s downgrades Bermuda’s rating to A1

    Bermuda’s Minister of Finance E.T. Richards JP, MP advised how Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Bermuda’s rating to A1 from Aa3 and changed the outlook to stable from negative. “One of the key drivers stated as the reason for the downgrade is the persistent economic recession,” explained Minister Richards. “We are pleased, however, that Moody’s […]

    May 21, 2014BusinessNo comments
  12. CDB Provides Over 16 Million Dollars For The Transformation Of The College of The Bahamas

    The 40 year old College of The Bahamas (COB) will get an institutional and physical makeover now that the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of USD $16.18 million to the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Among the initiatives for COB are a new Hall of Residence to house 100 students […]

    March 17, 2014EducationNo comments
  13. CDB approves loan for study to inform facilities upgrade at Grantley Adams International Airport

    The Government of Barbados will be exploring the best approach to improving cargo facilities at the Grantley Adams International Airport. Through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), an extensive study will be conducted to assess the current and future needs, and the type of infrastructure that will best create a world class facility. […]

    March 16, 2014BusinessNo comments
  14. FAO promotes rehabilitation after December flash floods: St. Vincent and St. Lucia to benefit from over USD$630,000 in emergency assistance

    During missions to Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines last week, the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s operations in the Caribbean formally signed livelihood rehabilitation and resilience building assistance totalling USD$630,000. The programme of assistance, given in response to requests from the governments of the two countries, will facilitate recovery efforts […]

    March 4, 2014PoliticalNo comments